Through educational programs in English, Spanish, and other languages, the instructors at Language and Art Centers introduce kids, teens, and grownups to a world of new activities and topics. Daycares, camps, and prekindergarten immerse little ones in intensive curricula, while tutoring sessions and adult language classes impart subject-specific wisdom. Arts programs also teach students of all ages creative ways to express themselves through paint, music, dance, or alphabet-block structures.
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
Language And Art Centers stimulates minds with lessons that show students that learning can be fun. Music programs teach kids and adults of all ages to play piano, guitar, or sing and dance classes zero in on a particle style such as salsa, folkloric, or ballet. The language programs start early, instilling vocabulary and verb tenses into brains as young as two. While kids can pick up a bit of Spanish, Mandarin, or French, adults and corporate classes focus on English and Spanish conversation, accent reduction, and job-specific jargon such as synergy and addressing stapler theft.
One A'Chord creates sweet sounds through instrument and voice lessons. Its instructors help students achieve their highest potential with a focus on technique and devotion to the craft. In addition to offering regular lessons, One A'Chord performs in local venues and hosts Summer Quake, a six-week summer arts extravaganza designed to help young artists pursue writing, music, dance, and other creative interests.
Instructors at Rockology Music Academy want to give everyone the confidence to rock out, and they achieve this goal with an array of classes and programs. From Wee Rock, in which young kids get a foundation of basic music theory, to Adult Rockers, which blends private lessons with band rehearsal, Rockology has something for every age. Classes also boast a mix of different structures. For instance, those in an instrumental class learn to pound the drums, or pound a guitar on a piano keyboard, while Stage Rockers are arranged into bands that then play at venues across the region. Other sessions allow the freedom to casually rehearse or even do school work within Rockology's creative space. Whatever program a student chooses, they can fuel up for it with a complimentary cup of coffee.
Since she was a child, Corina Vanderoef has been creating art. She harnesses her artistic passion and her degree in fine arts to help students unearth their own inner Rembrandts during classes, team-building activities, and birthday parties. She and her staff have cultivated a laid-back atmosphere where participants—regardless of skill level—can enjoy their own libations, chat with fellow artists, and create paintings to proudly hang on living-room or doghouse walls.